Thank You, Sisters!

May 8, 2012

There are many religious sisters who have impacted my life!  To name a few that I am very thankful for:

  • Sr. Mila Sones, CSJ– teacher at my elementary school, who was the teacher I adopted my 7th grade year
  • Sr. Johanne Peterson, CSJ- principal of my elementary school
  • Sr. Ursula Harelson– my high school chemistry teacher
  • Sr. Judith Bruin, CSJ– my high school principal
  • Sr. Ily Fernandez, CSJ– my first spiritual director and long time friend
  • Sr. Jackie Bates, RC– former spiritual director at Cenacle Retreat House in New Orleans
  • Sr. Priscilla Lemire, RJM– colleague and friend from the Diocese of Baton Rouge
  • Sr. Marie Clark, MSC– colleague and friend at my current parish
  • Sr. Barbara Young, RC– teacher for my spiritual direction program
  • Sr. Susan Acaro, RC- teacher for my spiritual direction program
  • All the Sisters I get to work with in my role as Partner Program Coordinator for Charis Ministries.  These women are so committed to those in their 20s and 30s: 
    • Sr. Celeste Cotter
    • Sr. Lois O’Malley
    • Sr. Margaret Kuntz
    •  Sr. Janet Gildea
    • Sr. Kate Hine

These women teach me or taught me how to live joyful, authentic lives of faith!  They are very much part of me.  I thought Fr. James Martin’s video tribute to all Religious Sisters was very powerful.  To all the sister who have impacted my life, THANK YOU!

Becky is an Ignatian-trained spiritual director, retreat facilitator, and writer. She is the author of the Busy Lives and Restless Souls (March 2017, Loyola Press) and The Inner Chapel (April 2020, Loyola Press). She helps others create space to connect faith and everyday life through facilitating retreats and days of reflection, through writing, and through spiritual direction. With nearly twenty years of ministry experience within the Catholic Church, Becky seeks to help others discover God at work in the every day moments of people’s lives by utilizing St. Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises and the many gifts that our Catholic faith and Ignatian Spirituality provide.

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